NEWPORT Violent Crime Attorneys
What is Simple Assault and Battery in North Carolina?
According to N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 14-33, North Carolina generally charges crimes of simple assault, assault, and battery, and affray as Class 2 misdemeanors punishable by probation and 1-30 days in jail. If the defendant has prior convictions, the sentence could extend to 60 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. A violent offense is usually considered a simple assault or assault and battery under this statute if the alleged victim suffered minor injury only that would not require medical attention.
At Cummings & Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, we have a unique legal team equipped to handle every angle of your case. Attorney Joe Kennedy brings years of former prosecution experience to his leadership of the firm, and he also has 3 NC board-certified paralegals on board to assist your case from the office to the trial room. We also have a special investigative agent of the state who can provide crucial medical and legal insight about the circumstances of your case. With such a dynamic and unique team, you can trust that we will put our all into arguing for reduced or dismissed charges as best we can.
Let us fight for your defense swiftly and efficiently from start to finish. Call (252) 486-8663 to learn more in a free consultation.